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Broad Valley Orchard Certified Naturally Grown 2014-03-14T16:36:10Z WordPress Thom <![CDATA[Sparse Writing Project This Winter]]> 2014-03-14T16:36:10Z 2014-03-14T16:36:10Z Hello,

I am truly sorry I did not write many Fleuckiger family essays, which i had promised to do this winter; but we just had an unbelievable winter, and it kept me so busy that I didn’t have much time to write about my Swiss maternal and paternal great-grandparents, and their 4 children.  I did manage to do a lot of research and found many new facts about them.  I learned that Gottlieb Sr. had indeed ‘worked his way up the ladder’ from being a farm laborer for Old Economy beginning in 1876, to being one of their last farmers by 1890; he owned two horses and three cows.  I also learned his son Gottlieb Jr. (aka Fred) worked as a carpenter’s helper when he was 16 in 1890.

But I found a better way to present their lives, and have been invited by Old Economy Village to do that in a couple months.  A friend, and fellow researcher, will present with me some of our findings about the largely ignored worker families who kept OEV going after Father Rapp’s vision of 1847 lead him to impose celibacy upon his membership.  By the 1860’s their work force   was declining and they began to adopt orphans, but soon were forced to hire non-celibate workers to get the communities work done.

When Old Economy was sold and abandoned in the first decade of the 20th Century, many of their workers moved to several Beaver County communities that had also been settled by Germans.  Economy Borough had two of these sites: the village of Wallrose, and the farming communities that stretched along Sewickley Creek Road, Ridge Road, and Conway - Wallrose Road.  many of the descendants of thse people still live there.  And in 1959 my step-father moved us there, and I became first, the Ambridge Daily Citizen, and then The Beaver County Times paperboy out along Ridge Rd. Extension.  Little did I know that some of my customers, the Herrs, Wagners, Wetzels, Reithmillers, Knoedlers, and Wagners, were all farmers from Old Economy, and they had probably known and worked with the Flueckigers.  Plus the Mutschlers, Zehnders, Merrieman, Hackers, and Herrmanns might also have been descended form OEV worker families.

Well, better late (by fifty years) than never.  I am now studying old records, and learning more about my family’s fellow workers a hundred and twenty years ago.  The best part of it is that I am now collaborating with descendants of OEV’s workers.  I wonder if I’ll find someone of them who has some old letters from my family.  I guess that I am not doing research that is solely family oriented, I am now trying to learn about the worker families’ community that my family played in the band, attended church, and belonged to social clubs with.

I am enjoying this new tactic I’ve been working on; just trying to rack up the highest ‘body count’ of ancestors really didn’t interest me.     Now I am enthusiastically digging up, not bones, but community!

Thom Dunn Marti

PS:  I’ll write more about the Flueckigers/Flickingers, and their old friends and co-workers at Old Economy!

Thom <![CDATA[What a Winter!]]> 2014-01-04T00:52:54Z 2014-01-04T00:51:29Z Hello,

I know that I haven’t written for longer than I want to admit.   This spring saw us erect our third hoop house, and this summer we remodeled the interior of our old chestnut log farm house.  As with all rehab jobs, it took about twice as long as planned, but it turned out OK.  In fact, this is the nicest the house looks in the 30 years that we have owned it!  As that job, and the growing season, wound down, we thought we could relax a bit.  Wrong!  Unseasonably cold weather set in during the last week of October, and has just kept rolling on since then.  We have seen more snow and ice this early in the winter than we ever have seen before.  Luckily we have a good supply of firewood, and on clear days we get a solar boost from our passive solar sun space.     We hear that it will get down to ‘zero’ tonight.  Well, time to throw another log onto the fire and another blanket (#5) onto the bed….                                                                           Thom Dunn Marti

We are still delivering winter greens and roots from our hoops, as well as roots and fruits from our stone cellars.  Our shareholders enjoy getting locally grown food ‘grown as nature intends’.  So, that is the farm news, I’ll try to write more this winter.                                                                                                                                        Thom Marti

Thom <![CDATA[Winter is Upon Us]]> 2013-12-18T12:41:17Z 2013-12-18T12:41:17Z Hello,

I have not written since October.  Winter hit us early and hard.  I have, though, been able to do some interesting new research regarding my Flueckiger ancestors who worked for Old Economy Village.  I was also looking into my Dunn family, who moved to Ambridge when US Steel bought the former communal society, to build American Bridge Company, and the town for its workers to live.

So, I’ll be presenting some of the linkages between my family, and some of the other OEV’s worker families which continued for many years, in Ambridge, in the Sewickley Valley, and in Hopewell Township, Pa.; and also links that followed them when several of the families moved to DeLand,  Florida.  I hope these essays reach some other descendants of OEV’s workers, who kept the Harmony Society going after their membership waned.                        Thom Dunn Marti

Thom <![CDATA[Whew, 6 Months Since I Wrote, Anything!]]> 2013-10-01T10:52:08Z 2013-10-01T10:52:08Z Hello All,

I am amazed that it has been this long since I have wrote.  I wonder if I remember how.  I have rarely even written in my old paper journal, either.  Life has been too busy for these last 5 months.  We got an UDSA grant to build Hoop House #3, and I spent much of May until the end of June excavating it and building it with hand tools (the site is 600′ from the nearest electrical outlet).  Then I spent the rest of the summer, and the first days of autumn, fixing, cleaning, prepping, and painting nine interior rooms of our old log house and its framed additions.  Wow, where did we accumulate all that junk!

We had a big “Tool Room Clean-up Yard Sale”, and sold a lot of stuff we haven’t used for decades, and we gave away what didn’t sell.  Now, our home is not only clean and painted, but it is also roomier.  I have kept up my my farm work, but luckily we have some great interns who have helped Judy keep it running.  all in all, it has been a good growing season.  The Asian Pears were bountiful, the apples less so, but we had our best blueberry harvest ever, and the bramble berries were nice, too.

Thom Marti - I’ll try to write more often

Thom <![CDATA[Summary of the Dunn Winter Writings]]> 2013-03-14T13:24:19Z 2013-03-14T13:21:35Z Hello,

I was going to write this summary later in the week, but Winter just won’t let go up here in the mountains of South Central Pa.   So, I’ll do it today while the wind howls and the snow blows.  I have to wait until the compost piles thaws  so I can fertilize the orchard and berry patch.

I am sure that William Dunn (1), and his 3 wives had more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than I found, either through my own research, or from borrowing leads from several family trees on I did confirm many these leads, and hopefully have given credit to those researchers.  I also did an intensive search of  Death Certificates, and Military Records at the Pa. Archives.

William (1) and his first wife Mary McCloskey had 5 children, plus Michael who died in infancy.  The other four - Joseph, James,Susanna,  and Lucretia, had a total of 29 children, and these 29 had  87 children.

William (1) and his second wife Magdalena Fogle/Senneger had  5 children, William, John, Thomas, Andrew, plus Theodore who died in infancy).  John, Thomas, and Andrew had 16 children, who had at least 20 grandchildren.  I also add to that figure Christie, the daughter that William (2) Dunn adopted.  I also add the two children of Magda’a two(?) previous marriages.   Magda Senneger had Roman Senneger before she immigrated to the US in 1846, and she had Robert Fogel Dunn after marrying Marcus Fogel in Altoona.  Robert did not have offspring, and Roman had 6 children, of whom I only know that Robert P.Dunn (akaFogle} had 3 children.  I chose to include these foster and adopted children, because I was also adopted, and we count!  So my total for Magda and William (1) was 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

William(1) and his third wife Louisa Allwine had 6 daughters.  I have only found three that I can confirm married.  Bertha married twice but had no children.  Martha Wills and Mary Clabaugh had a total of 10 children, and 16 grandchildren.

William(1) and his three wives had at least 61 grandchildren and at least 119 great-grandchildren.  I am sure these two figures are rather low, because I probably missed some who moved away from Pa. and left few traces.   Most of ones i found did live in Blair and Cambria Counties (with a few in Elyria, Ohio, plus my great-grandfather who moved to Allegheny County and then to Beaver Co., Pa., and Robert P. Fogel/Dunn who also moved to Allegheny County).

So, I hope these essays will help some of you Dunn family researchers out there.   I personally benefited from this research and review; I have been confused these 6  years, since I found out that William (1) Dunn was my gt-gt-grandfather, trying to figure out who was whom in this sprawling Irish/German family.  I think I now have some of the puzzle put together.  Maybe some of you who read this can use this information to unlock more doors, and will share them with me.  But for now I have to go back to being a farmer on this windswept mountain.

Thom Dunn Marti

Thom <![CDATA[Thomas, Andrew, Martha, and Mary Dunn]]> 2013-03-12T14:05:59Z 2013-03-12T14:04:38Z Hello,  This will be the final narrative family history essays of my winter writing project.  Next week I’ll do a summation of what I learned (I am astounded by all the grandchildren Old William had, and many of them also had children).


As I wrote before, my paternal great-grandfather’s, and his descendant’s lives are all covered in my 30 January essay “The Dunn Saga - Part 3″.  Here I’ll just add some remembrances of my late aunt Betty Dunn:

Thomas ran away with a visiting circus in the early 1870’s, and became an acrobat and gymnast.  He settled down in Allegheny County, Pa. with his new Welsh born wife Sarah nee Davis by 1880.  Thomas and Sarah had William 1881-? who died in infancy; Arthur,1882-1903 who became a pro baseball pitcher and died from being hit by a ball; 1882; Allen 1883-1942 who became a YMCA gymnast, administrator, and college professor.  He married Clara Croker and they went to Europe in WW1 as YMCA volunteers.  In 1942 was the manager of an Ambridge bank.  Thomas H. Dunn and Sarah also had my paternal grandfather Thomas John Dunn 1881-1943.  Thomas Henry brought his family to Ambridge to help build the American Bridge plant.  He worked as a watchmen, and his son Thomas John became the export Shipper.  Thomas John married Bertha Flueckiger 1890-1968,  Ambridge’s assistant postmistress.  They had four children: Lillian 1913-1974 who married Don Creese and they had 3 children ; my father Art 1917-1954 who married Dorothy nee Johnson 1981-2002.  I was their only child to live; Betty 1923-2012 who married and had 3 children, and Thomas Jay 1930- 1975 who married twice and had 5 children.  I was adopted after my father died, and was prevented, when I was young, from learning who my family was.


Andrew 1858-1902 married Fannie O’Donnel 1861-?, in 1880 in her Altoona home.  They had two daughters, Gertrude 1883-?, and Laura aka Lulu 1887-?.   Lulu married Cameron Griffith 1881-?  They had five children: Agnes 1903-?, Gertrude 1905-?, Margaret 1906-?, Cameron V. 1910-?, and Thomas G. 1919-?.  I need to check Blair County records to find out more about them.


After Old William Dunn’s second wife Magdalena Senninger died, he married Louisa Allwine and they had six daughters.  I have found that three of these 6 sosters  married, but only Martha 1864-1907, and her next youngest sister Mary married and had children.

Martha married Abraham Wills (1853-1910) and they lived in Cambria County, Pa.  They had five children; William 1882-?, Mary E 1886-?, Sarah E. 1889-?,  Bertha M. 1891-?, and George H. 1896-? (note that their three daughters are named after 3 of Martha’s sisters.  I thank the Hufford Family Tree for this information.  Martha’s Pa. Death Certificate and obituary were also helpful.


Mary 1866-1942 Louise Dunn married Altoona PRR conductor David Clabaugh  1863-1919  in November 1883.  They had five children - three of whom died in infancy, and Mary Mae 1885-1943 married Frank Smith 1877-1947, and they had three children- Anna 1901-1902, David 1903-1983, and Robert 1919-1984: Rachael 1887-1889  and Agnes 1890-1892 die young: and George Raymond 1893-? married Katharine nee ?; they had three children - George R. Jr. 1921-1981.   Helen 1896-1946 married Joseph Marks and they had Mary Jane 1918-1987.  I thank Holly Lynn’s Family Tree for supplying much of this information.

Whew, thus ends this compilation of a lot my ancestors  that 6 years ago I never knew that I had.  I’ll get to work on figuring out how many of William’s 64 (at least) grandchildren had children, and how many of William’s  great-grandchildren there were.  Some of my writing might seem a tad confused = I admit this is the biggest puzzle I ever tried to help solve.                                                                               Thom Dunn Marti

Thom <![CDATA[William P.Dunn and John S. Dunn]]> 2013-03-09T11:37:56Z 2013-03-09T11:37:56Z William(2) P. Dunn and Martha Cecelia n. Beach Dunn

William (2) 1852-1905 was the eldest son of William (1) Dunn and Magdalena Senneger.  William (2) married Martha in 1857 at the Newry Lutheran Church.  The Beach family lived in Duncansville.  They had no children but family researchers report that they did help raise some of the Beach family’s children.  They may have adopted young Christie (1890-?).  Christie married Harry Kreps 1895-?, who had been previously married to  Florence.  Christie and Harry lived in Altoona for another 20 years, and then retired to St. Petersburg, Florida by 1945.

In  {1910 US}Duncansville widowed Martha and Christie are listed as Caring for 12 year old Freeman Beach.  Freeman enlisted in the US Army for WW1, and reported to a training camp in Ohio.  His service what cut short by bronchial pneumonia which he died from in 1918.  I wonder if he was an early casualty of the “Spanish Flu”, which killed two other family members, including one in Army training at Fort Riley, Kansas.

John Sylvester Dunn

John Sylvester Dunn (1853-1927) and Elizabeth Mary Noll (1849-1914) lived most of their lives in Duncansville.  They had ten children: Mary 1873-?, John Edward 1880-1848, William Thomas 1878-?, Charles Clement 1879-?, Leo Richard (1) 1882-1965, Eleanora 1884-?, Edna Regina 1887-?, Arthur Lewis 1893-1973, Isabelle 1894-?, and Rosella 1898-?.  {John’s father William (1) Dunn lived with John’s family after his third wife Louisa Allwine died by 1880, and until old William  died in 1903.}

Daughter Mary lived in her parents house until at least 1930. John Edward married Annie McCune in 1907 in Bedford, Pa., and they had 3 children, including Bernadine Regina 1910-2000.   John was the first of three brothers who moved to Elyria, Ohio, to work in that mill town.  John’s young children left no record.

Leo Richard married Clair Foster in 1905 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona.  They also moved to Elyria by WW1, and Leo died there.  His sister Eleanora married Thomas McDowell by 1930 and they had no children.  Their is no record of younger sister Edna Regina.

Arthur Lewis Dunn also move to Elyria with his wife Olive M. Ott.  They had two children, Mary 1918-? and William 1921-?.  He later moved back to Duncansville.  Mary married and moved to Oxon Hill, Maryland where Arthur died in 1973, and William moved to State College, Pa., where his father was buried .  Arthur was, as were many of his Dunn relatives, a patternmaker, who worked in the PRR cabinet shop.

I have scant record of the two younger sisters Isabella and Rosella, except that the later was living at home, with her sister Mary,  {John’s  1927 Altoona Mirror obituary}.  Also listed as survivors are John of Elyria, William of Cleveland, Charles of El Paso, Texas, Leo of Lakemont, Mrs. Thomas McDowell and Arthur of Duncansville, and Mrs. Frank McFadden of Erie.  Three of John’s brother’s also survived him;  my great-grandfather Thomas Dunn of Ambridge, Robert in Los Angeles, and James in Altoona, plus 20 grand children.

Next week I will wrap up this winter writing project and write what little I know about  Thomas Henry Dunn and his younger brother Andrew;  and  the two daughters of William(1) Dunn and Louisa Allwine who married and had children: Martha Joanne Dunn and Mary Louise Dunn.

I have rather enjoyed this self-prescribed winter writing project, but the days are getting longer and soon farm I must!   Thom Dunn Marti

Thom <![CDATA[Roman Dunn and His Brother Robert Dunn]]> 2013-03-09T10:39:29Z 2013-03-09T10:39:29Z Roman (aka Bird, Fogel, and Sennenger) was the elder of two young sons that Magdalena Sennenger brought into widower William Dunn’s household.  I too was raised by a step-father, and like Roman I got out of that house as soon as I could.  Roman ‘ran away’ to the Civil War, and joined up at 17 as a musician, and then later became an infantryman, suffering wounds and disease.  He mustered out after the victory in Washington DC.  There he met a young secretary from Harrisburg, Pa., Carrie Fortney who worked as a secretary in the War Department.

Roman and Carrie  married and settled in Reedsville, Mifflin Co., Pa., where he found work in the axe factory.  Their first daughter Emma was born in 1869.    They moved to Altoona by 1880, and had five more children: William 1871-?, John 1873-?, Robert 1875-1934, Jacob 1877-?, and young Carrie 1880-?.  Roman’s physical and psychological, disrupted their family.  Roman filed for a disability pension, and by the early 1890’s wandered off from his family.  By 1900 his wife was living and working in Pittsburgh, raising Emma, Jacob, and John.

By then Roman had begun drifting westward.  He checked himself in to the Western Branch Soldier’s Home in Leavenworth, Kansas, as he applied for more benefits.  By 1900 he was staying with his brother Robert in Los Angeles and working as a carpenter.  Carrie was trying to get her share of the pension.  Roman drifted back east, and entered the Central Branch Home in Dayton, Ohio where he spent the rest of his life.  Carried tried to apply for a widow’s pension, but found out he was alive; an agreement was reached and Roman worked as a porter at the home until he died in 1920, two years after Carrie died in Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Except for their sons Robert Fogel Dunn (he later changed his name to Robert Peter Fogel), and William S. Dunn, none of the children left much record.  Jacob Widensow Dunn’s WW1 draft registration lists his sister Emma Dunn, living in Altoona, as his next of kin.  William S. Dunn appears in the {1900-US} in Manhatten, New York, working as a clerk.  His health failed and in 1905 he was admitted to the County Alms House in the bowery.  He recovered and is last mentioned in the {1920-US} Altoona.

Robert P. Fogel married Cecelia Hoffman, and they lived in Pittsburgh, and he worked for various employers including the Dravo works and as a lockman on the Ohio River Dams.  In a March storm, he was swept off the dam and died; his body was found a month later.  He left his widow and three children;  Mary 1901-?, Loretta 1902-?, and Carl Leo 1923-?.  Loretta married Terrance McGowan (1896-1962, and they had two sons Joseph and Regis.  I thank my cousin John who has constructed the McGowan Family Tree, and shared much family information.                                                                                                       Thom Dunn Marti

Thom <![CDATA[My Johnstown, Cambria, Pa. “Dunn Connections”]]> 2013-03-05T10:26:22Z 2013-03-04T00:52:16Z Last week I wrote about the mostly Altoona born grandchildren of James Bradley Dunn and Joseph Milton Dunn, sons of William Dunn and and Mary McCloskey.  When I was a boy in Ambridge, Pa., I never heard that I had relatives from Altoona.  I hope to some day meet some of my distant cousins in that old Pa. Railroad town.  My mother did tell me, though, after my father Arthur Allen Dunn died in 1954, that the Ambridge Dunns used to take trips to Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. to “visit relatives”.  I have learned that William Dunn Sr.’s daughters Susanna Dunn Saly and Lucretia Dunn Irwin did indeed live in Johnstown.

Peter and Susanna Dunn Saly’s Children and Grandchildren

Susanna and Peter had 7 children; I have some details about 4 of them.  I thank the Charlson, Gordon, and Corkan Family Trees for details: 1.Mary Catharine 1858-1936 married Adam Greene 1854-1930; they had  four children, a first child born in 1870, Ida M. 1883-1960, Peter J. 1887-1947, and Estelle V. 1892-1981.

2. Henry Y. married Catharine Stibich in 1884 and they had 8 children; Mary 1895-?,b Emma 1897-?,  Charles 1899-?, Amelia 1901-?,  William 1904-?,  Margaret, Susanna 1909-?, and Estelle V. 1892-1981.

3.William George, a barber, married Mary Glassner 1866-1946, and they had nine children; Susanna 1888-1972, Gertrude 1890-1973,Vincent 1895-1979, Raymond 1899-1977, William A. 1901-1931, Eulia 1904-1977, Mary 1905-?, Joseph H. 1911-2006.

4. Ida Saly is only mentioned in the {1880 US Census} as living with her parents.  Ida Loritch is named as the informant on her father’s Pa. Death Certificate, but I don’t know it that is her married name.

5. Edward E. married (Alice nee?) and they had 4 children; Loretta 1904-?, Rosella 1905-?,  Alice 1907-?, and Susanna 1911-?

6. Margaret  appears in 1915 and 1918 Altoona Directories as a hotel clerk, and 7. Anna appears in Altoona Directories as a sales lady.

Lucretia Dunn’s and Franklin Howard(1) and James Irwin(2)

Cousin Deb passed on much of this information, and  much came from the various branches’ family trees, including the  I have confirmed much of it.  Lucretia’s first husband was Franklin Howard, and they had one child Mary, but I have found no further information of this union.

Lucretia then married James (aka Jeremiah) Irwin - he was a Civil War veteran who served under the alia Jeremiah McDade.  They had 9 children: William Ellsworth 1871-1933, Ella 1873-?, Alice P. 1878 -1953, John 1865-1867, Molly 1865-?, Margaret 1872-?, Robert Garfield 1883- 1937?, Clarance Samuel 1887-1949, and Emma Jane 1881-1958 {Shapiro Family Tree}

William Ellsworth Irwin married Sarah Benet 1870-1042 and they had 5  children including; Ralph Edgar 1894-?, Mary, Nelson, and Harry C. {Doehring Family Tree}:  Alice P. married Peter Chidron.

Molly married Charles Norland:  Margaret married Kirby Norland, and had 6 children; Wilbert,Frank,David, Maggie, Bessie, and Carrie.

Robert Garfield married Minnie Wise and they had 6 children in Altoona: Robert G., Minnie, Blanche, Edna, William N., and Robert.{Dietrich Family Tree}

Samuel Clarance married first Annie McQueen and second Florence Walters.  The 1915 Johnstown Directory lists the first couple, and the 1940 lists the second.

Emma Jane married Anthony McMullen, and they lived in Gallitzin, Cambria Co.  Their 7 children are;  Anthony 1874-?, “private”, Clair 1897-?, Viola 1900-?, Viola 1900-?,  Paul 1905-1970, 1907-?, Violet 1907-?, and Roy 1909-1980.  {McMullen Family Tree}.

When Lucretia tragically died in 1895 several children were still at home.  A parent’s early death, with children still at home, is tough = I know - my father Art Dunn died when I was 4.

In next week’s essay I’ll move on to  once bereaved William Dunn’ second marriage to Magdalena Senniger, and the children of her son Roman Dunn, plus the offspring of  William and Magda’s 4 surviving sons William, John S., Thomas Henry (my gt-gf), and Andrew.

Thom Dunn Marti

Thom <![CDATA[The Next Generations of Joseph Milton Dunn and James Bradley Dunn]]> 2013-03-05T10:27:31Z 2013-02-24T12:01:31Z In 2007 I learned that my Dunn family of Ambridge had roots in Blair County, Pa.  I visited their Genealogical Society, and court house and was able to prove “First Family” status for old William Dunn, ie. he had lived in Hollidaysburg when the county was incorporated in 1847.  When I was resting up in a motel later that evening, I picked up the telephone book, and found 27 living Dunns listed.  I have yet to meet one of them who is related to me, but I suspect many of them are.

I’ll here begin to summarize the next three generations of William Dunn’s children.  Perhaps a living Dunn will find my work, and I’ll be glad to hear from you.  My e-mail is

A. Joseph Milton Dunn 1837-1906 married Susan McLaughlin 1844-1908, and they had four children: William 1864-1906; Mary Regina 1866-?; Francis H. 1867-1935; and Joseph Edward 1875-1929.

1. William married Florence (nee?) in 1897 - they had no children.              2. Mary Regina married John Charles Albert of Altoona.  Mary and John had five children: Susanna 1891-?; Charles 1893-? married to Helen n?; Estrella 1895-?; Mary Regina (2) 1906-?; and Anna M. 1911-?.                       3.  Francis X. 1867-1935 married Elice Law 1872-?; they had 4 children.  S. Elice b?; Anna M. 1891-? ; Florence E. 1895-?; Joseph Milton Dunn(2) 1897-?.                                                                                                                                      4.  Joseph Edward 1875-?  married Alice Gartland, and they had 6 children including 1)Joseph 1900-1944 who married Bernice Thompson;  2)Mary Regina 1902-1969 who married William Murtaugh and they had 4 children- William J. 1923-?, John P. 1925-?, Alice 1928- ?; James 1929-?; 3)John1908-? ;  4)Hattie 1910-1965; 5) Paul 1913-1986; and 6) Leo 1917-1987.

I found much of this information in the Gordon Family Tree.

B.   James B. Dunn and Hannah Kammerer   were married in 1867 in Roaring Springs.  they had 6 children: Mary 1868-9; Catharine 1871-?; William Henry 1871-?; Lewis Edgar 1874-1932; Jacob Cecil 1876-?; and Anna Marie 1882-?.  1. Mary died in infancy;  2.Catharine never married, caring for her parents;                                                                                                        3. William H. married Susanna Wertz 1885-?, and they had twelve children: Margaretta 1902-?; James M. 1904-1952;  Edward M. 1908-?; Ralph 1910-1933; Wilbur 1911-1995; Clair W. 1914-1947; Ruth N. 1918-1997; and a younger brother.  William Henry Dunn’s WW1 Draft Registration lists him as a car repairman for the PRR.                                            4. Lewis Edgar was born in Martinsburg in 1874 before the family moved to Altoona.  He married Elizabeth Beicher and they had 3 children: Mary M. 1903-?;  Hannah 1906-?; and James 1906?.  After Elizabeth died by 1910, Lewis and his children lived with his sister Catharine;                             5. Jacob Cecil Dunn (1876-1949) married Grace Marie Hamilton and they had four children: David Cecil (1909-1951) , Robert Ambrose (1910-1945), Jane R. (1917-1930), and Marjorie Grace 1921-1990.    Jacob is noted on his WW1 Draft Registration as  “missing  first finger of left hand”  Being a mechanic often entails such injuries.        6. Anna Marie Dunn married Frank Gill 1909-1978 and they had four children;  Cecil Marshall  1902-?  ;  Joseph Bradley 1904-?; Nathalie 1911-?, and Dale D. 1918-?.

By the 1920 Altoona Census, Ann Marie Gill and her children are living next door to her aging father James Bradley  Dunn, and her older sister Catharine, who was old James Dunn’s caregiver.  I thank the Dixon Family Tree for helping me figure out this all.  Next week I’ll present the next generation of Susanna Dunn Saly, and Lucretia Dunn Howard/Irwin.

PS:  Sorry about the formatting errors - this is a tough format for this old computer to figure out.